Are you afraid to yawn and show off a mouth full of amalgam fillings? White (porcelain) fillings are much less obvious, and at Rockingham Dental Centre we find many patients prefer them – especially for those teeth that are on show at the front of the mouth. Porcelain fillings not only provide beautiful restorations that look completely natural, but they also bond to the original tooth, adding structural strength and protection against further fracture that amalgam doesn’t provide.
Although used much less than in the past, amalgam still has a place in dentistry. While there are articles on the net suggesting health problems associated with amalgam, good scientific studies have in fact shown no evidence of any effects on general health. However we are fortunate that we are trained in the use of the superior and more aesthetic materials that are available to us today.